About Us

Wake Forest Club Equestrian is composed of two teams that compete on the intercollegiate level: a hunt seat team and a dressage team.
Photo Credit: Shelby Taylor

The WFU Hunt Seat Team competes in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, an equestrian organization that allows college students to compete regardless of ability or financial situation. The IHSA contains over 370 college teams and over 8,000 riders. Riders compete in all levels from walk-trot to Open (2'9" fences). Our team competes in Zone 4 Region 5. Schools in our region include Salem College, Virginia Tech, Elon University, Liberty University, High Point University, and Averett University.

The WFU Dressage Team competes in Region I of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association against Virginia Tech, Appalachian State, Salem College, and Lenoir Rhyne. We attend 4 shows per semester, including one home show at our own Hidden K Stables each semester. The team can bring 8 or more members to each show, providing excellent showing opportunities for those interested. IDA shows have four levels: First Level, Upper Training, Lower Training, and Introductory. We welcome all levels of experience, many of our successful riders started learning dressage when they came to Wake! Our team has sent individuals to the IDA Nationals for the past couple of years and is very competitive in our region, with many team wins under our belt! There are also many local dressage shows that we attend to gain more show experience and prepare for the collegiate competitions.